The following is a press release from the Framingham Cultural Council
FRAMINGHAM The Framingham Cultural Council will hold an information meeting on the 2018 cultural grants at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Room 2 at Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street.
Standard Local Cultural Council Grants fund a variety of artistic projects and activities in Framingham, including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. Field trip grants fund proposals from schools and youth groups which provide subsidies for school-age children to attend cultural field trips.
Some previously funded projects include Framingham Library Summer Concert Series, Metrowest Symphony Orchestra Concert, Callahan Senior Center Cultural Art Series, Framingham State University Sculpture, and field trip tours to Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Science. Last year’s grants totaled $30,257 and ranged from $150 to $2,000.
For 2018, the Framingham Cultural Council will be awarding grants up front rather than on a reimbursement basis. A final report should be sent to the council within two weeks of completing a funded program, but no later than one year from the date of the award notification.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council has set a deadline of October 16, 2017 for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. All grants must be submitted using the online grant application form.
More information about the Local Cultural Council Program is available online at
Questions can be sent to the Framcultural@aol.com email address, a message left at 508-532- 5440 or you may call 617-858-2721.